Community Center in Nepal

The goal is to propose a useful infrastructure which improves the daily life of the inhabitants.

Category Project Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Project, Age Restriction and Students , Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Community
Country Nepal
RegDeadline 6 May 2018 (See "Entry Fee" below) GoogleCal iCal
9 May 2018 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All students of schools and universities in relation with architecture, and to young architects less than three years after graduation

In this context, ARCHsharing, in partnership with Rook’n Wood NGO, invites participants to imagine the construction of a community center in an area 20km away from Kathmandu.
The goal is to propose a useful infrastructure which improves the daily life of the inhabitants. It shall be a community a building serving several of the village's unaddressed needs. The facility will provide a community room, an atelier, a kitchen, a media/cultural space and bathroom (shower and toilets).
Innovative and appropriate architectural arrangements will create a versatile building fit for the different uses. Special attention will be provided to aspects such as external areas, water supply, waste treatment, energy supply and local resources.
Proposals will take into consideration the atypical Nepalese context, but at the same time will keep design freedom, creating an unique construction.
The winner will get the opportunity to build his/her project with Rock’n Wood humanitarian NGO.

Anna Heringer, Anna Heringer Architecture
Martin Rauch, Lehm Ton Erde
Gilles Perraudin, Perraudin Architecture
Helena Sandman, Hollmen Reuter Sandman
Line Ramstad, Gyaw Gyaw
Luigi Rosselli, Luigi Rosselli Architects
​Urko Sanchez, Urko Sanchez Architects
​Yasuhiro Yamashita, Atelier Tekuto
Delphine Desert, Atelier A+I
Antoine Ansquer, Rock'n Wood
Aude Codron, Rock'n Wood

Construction: Rock'n Wood will select one of the three winners for the construction.
First Prize: 1500 €, Publication, Subscription to the review L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui + 50% discount on the review Arquitectura Viva
Second Prize: 1000€, Publication, subscription A’A’ + discount AV
Third Prize: 500€, Publication, subscription A’A’ + discount AV
Honable Mentions: 5 Reviews archPAPPERS + Publication

Entry Fee
Special registration (02/01/18 - 11/03/18): 60€
Normal registration (12/03/18 - 14/04/18): 80€
Late registration (15/04/18 - 06/05/18): 100€

Winners announcement: 13 June 2018
Publication: 04 septembre 2018
Construction: Octobre 2018 - June 2019

ARCHsharing in partnership with Rook’n Wood NGO

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